International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

Program Schedule

Sheila M. Statlender, PhD
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session B - Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease - Moderator: Leo J. Shea III, PhD
4:15 - 5:00 pm - Panel Discussion
Sheila M. Statlender, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist inpractice for more than 25 years in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Statlender specializes in the impact of chronic illness, including academic, vocational and personal adjustment issues. She provides supportive counseling and assistance with healthcare advocacy to many patients diagnosed with Lyme disease and their families.

Dr. Statlender has presented at a number of professional conferences and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), an organization comprised of healthcare professionals committed to the comprehensive understanding, study and treatment of Lyme and other tick borne diseases. She participates in an annual training program sponsored by the Lyme Connection and the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, designed to educate mental health professionals regarding the impact of Lyme and other tick borne diseases.

Dr. Statlender has been very involved in legislative efforts in Massachusetts. She represented ILADS as a governor-appointed member of the Commission to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Incidence and Impacts of Lyme Disease in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which issued its report in 2013. As a member of the Massachusetts Lyme Legislative Task Force, she worked closely with the legislature to enact physician protection legislation in 2010. In July, 2016, she was actively involved in the successful passage of a Lyme disease treatment coverage bill.

On a personal note, Dr. Statlender and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, reside in Framingham, Massachusetts. They are the parents of three active young adults who were treated for disseminated Lyme disease as children.